SLAM CARTEL ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR BRAND NEW DOUBLE A SIDE SINGLE VANISHING WORLDS/HYPNOTISED

SLAM CARTEL ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR BRAND NEW DOUBLE A SIDE SINGLE VANISHING WORLDS/HYPNOTISED

photo 1Although its been three years since the last new material was released, the band have been far from dormant; they are battle hardened from touring all over the UK, playing many prestigious venues such as Oxford 02 Academy, Sheffield Corporation, Nottingham Rock City and Islington 02 Academy, also opening for world famous acts; Queensryche, Y&T and Vandenberg’s Moonkings.

2014 saw a line-up change & brought an energised, vibrant and powerful edge to the band as well as a new front man and lead guitarist.

A Live act to be reckoned with, they are also Kings in the studio, teamed with producer George de Angelis and Grammy nominee Mandy Parnell, Slam Cartel utilise all the recording environment has to offer, with many textures and an ambience to get lost in, these new tracks will blow your mind.  Vanishing Worlds & Hypnotised are proof that Slam Cartel have evolved as a band, maintaining their well known “Slam Sound”.

Since Handful of Dreams was released in 2011, Slam Cartel have been steadily conquering the press and public with their now familiar true rock sound, combining memorable hooks and epic riffs.  They don’t sound like anyone else, they don’t look like anyone else, a true band from Olde London Town.

Slam Cartel will be touring in a town near you in the new year…. Watch the website for more details.

Slam Cartel are: Gary Moffat (vocals), Terence Warville (guitar), Marc Neudeck (bass), Damo Fawsett (guitar) and Steve Campkin on drums.

To buy a copy of the CD go to www.slamcartel.com or direct to:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/slam-cartel/id451159760

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SLAM CARTEL RELEASE THIRD SINGLE “BREATHE” AND HIT THE ROAD

SLAM CARTEL RELEASE THIRD SINGLE “BREATHE” AND HIT THE ROAD

Slam Cartel announce the release of their third single from debut album Handful of Dreams: haunting track Breathe – already a favourite with critics and fans – will be released via digital outlets on 21st August. To support the release, the band will be hitting the road for their first full UK tour, also called “Breathe”, visiting venues and festivals across the country over the rest of 2012 to give fans what they have been asking for, for a long time. Slam Cartel LIVE. Additional shows are still being scheduled.

Since Handful of Dreams was released in 2011, Slam Cartel have been steadily conquering press and public with their now familiar true rock sound, combining memorable hooks and incendiary riffs. It’s a hard debut to follow; the band will be working on new material soon, but first they’re determined to give the UK audience an opportunity to witness their much praised live shows.

Handful Of Dreams was produced by George de Angelis (Trevor Horn’s right hand man for many years) and influenced by the likes of The Cult, Chilli Peppers, Guns’n’Roses and the Foo Fighters to name but a few; every track is packed with powerful melodies and heavy guitars, a combination that will charm the radio listener and agree with the more demanding rock fan.

To stream Breathe click: Breathe on Soundcloud link 
To buy Breathe – click this link: Breathe to buy link

Slam Cartel are Giles Van Lane (vocals), Marc Neudeck (bass), Tommy Hendriksen (guitar), Steve Campkin (drums), Adam Lee (keyboards, guitars) and principal songwriter, Terence Warville (guitar)

Full details for the Slam Cartel Breathe Tour so far are:

Month Year City Venue Other info
SEPTEMBER      
Saturday 1st Nottingham Rock City www.rockcity.co.uk 0845 413 4444
Sunday 2nd Ashford Beerfest  
Friday 7th Gravesend Kent Leo’s Red Lion www.reverbnation.com/venue/leosredlion
Thursday 6th Southampton The Talking Heads www.thetalkingheads.co.uk
Friday 21st Liverpool Lomax www.lomaxliverpool.com
Saturday 22nd Bradford Gasworks gasworkvenue.com
Thursday 27th Birmingham Roadhouse www.theroadhousebirmingham.com
Sunday 30th London 100 Club 020 7636 0933
OCTOBER      
Friday 19th Leeds Cockpit www.thecockpit.co.uk
DECEMBER      
Sunday 2nd Wales Hard Rock Hell 0870 110 034
Tuesday 4th London Nambucca nambuccalondon.com
Friday 7th Rugby The Vault www.vaultnightclubs.co.uk
Saturday 8th Doncaster Hallcross the-hallcross.co.uk
Sunday 9th Stoke on Trent Green Star www.thegreenstarpub.co.uk

 Tickets for all shows are between £5 and £10 and are available via walk up to the shows. All tickets are subject to booking fee. Please see local listings for doors open and ticket prices.

SLAM CARTEL RELEASE SINGLE “SUNDOWN”

SLAM CARTEL RELEASE SINGLE “SUNDOWN”

slamcartel“It’s not often that a debut album grabs you by the ears with such determination and conviction.  The overall effect is one of immensity – both in sound and potential.  Surely the start of an epic career” 

Classic Rock Magazine – August 2011

“They have a distinctive sound, it’s rock’n’roll certainly but with a touch of grunge and a big, commercial (in a good way) sound.”   “It’s always a good thing if the worst a reviewer can say is ‘the set wasn’t long enough’ and that’s how they left me feeling”  – Cackblabbath Sonisphere July 2011 live review.

While the Big Four were making headlines on Main Stage, the smaller Jagermeister Stage was giving the Sonisphere’s crowd a taste of tomorrow’s news, with London’s own up & coming rockers Slam Cartel.

Following one of the most surprising Festival performances of this summer and the release of their much praised debut album Handful of Dreams, Slam Cartel are now ready to unleash the first single from that record, ‘Sundown’, on 9th August.  Can you imagine what Joy Division would have sounded like if they were born and bred in Seattle? Here’s your answer, filled with hooks to conquer all radio waves and riffs to convince every rock fan.  And there’s more than this to Slam Cartel:

It’s been said that, “It’s the sort of music you can strip to, They sound like Heaven, They feel like God’s burning a hole into your heart, They play like demons, and They sure smell like Rock ‘n’ Roll….”

Giles Van Lane (vocals), Marc Neudeck (bass), Tommy Hendriksen (guitar), Steve Campkin (drums), Adam Lee (keyboards, guitars) and principal songwriter, Terence Warville (guitar), have been together three years. United in their dedication to breathe new life into the cause of hard rock, their very first gig was played in a bikers bar and subsequent shows have included auspicious dates at the 100 Club, Scala and Sonisphere 2011.

Their knockout debut album, Handful Of Dreams, is produced by George de Angelis (who, as Trevor Horn’s right hand man for many years, worked with Rod Stewart, Tina Turner and Pet Shop Boys) and was recorded at his Soniczoo Studios. Packed full of demon hooks, coruscating riffs, boss grooves, and rousing choruses, if the overall sound is somewhat reminiscent of legendary rock outfit, The Cult, you can also hear the shards and splinters of grandstanding influences, the Chilli Peppers, Guns n Roses and the Foo Fighters.

Largely written by guitarist Terence Warville (ex-Stimulator) in Ibiza, he and a Giles found themselves sans TV and Internet one day and began the process of recording on mobile phones and Dictaphones. Using various buzzwords (faith, hope, unity) to inspire a feeling of transcendence, Handful Of Dreams soon became reality. “It took over a year to record the album,” says Warville. “There was no rush – we were doing it because we enjoyed it and everything seemed very organic and not forced.” Having toured in support of Motorhead and Anthrax with his previous band Stimulator, Warville describes the Slam Cartel firm as “amazing” and the writing and recording of Handful Of Dreams as his finest accomplishment.

Sundown – first single from Handful Of Dreams – will be released on 9th August through all digital platforms.

Slam Cartel: See them, hear them, believe them.

SLAM CARTEL RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM “HANDFUL OF DREAMS” ON 26TH JULY

SLAM CARTEL RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM “HANDFUL OF DREAMS” ON 26TH JULY

Thunder - Rough and ready

 “They got melodies the size of Texas, hooks that could catch a Great White… and an album that needs to be played really fucking loud while driving up the coast in a convertible sports car. Slam Cartel will be a force to be reckoned with.”

Billy Morrison (Billy Idol, The Cult, Camp Freddy, Stimulator)

Praise indeed. But, for London based hard rock band Slam Cartel, it’s not just about the music. Obviously they too are in thrall to the power of their own songs – and the fact they can count Billy Morrison and Russell Brand as fans is a bonus – but what really sets them apart is the pride and delight they take in delivering their killer combination of cuts, hooks and jabs to the solar plexus. Like the aural equivalent of a Peter Howson painting, all rippling muscles, taut sinew and striking tattoos, Slam Cartel are not to be argued with.

Giles Van Lane (vocals), Marc Neudeck (bass), Tommy Hendriksen (guitar), Steve Campkin (drums), Adam Lee (keyboards, guitars) and principal songwriter, Terence Warville (guitar), have been together three years. United in their dedication to breathe new life into the cause of hard rock, their very first gig was played in a bikers bar and subsequent shows have included auspicious dates at the 100 Club, Scala and rock fest, Sonisphere, where they have recruited a battalion of loyal followers. Their knockout debut album, Handful Of Dreams, is produced by George de Angelis (who, as Trevor Horn’s right hand man, worked with Rod Stewart, Tina Turner and Pet Shop Boys) and was recorded at his Soniczoo Studios. Packed full of demon hooks, coruscating riffs, boss grooves, and rousing choruses, if the overall sound is somewhat reminiscent of legendary rock outfit, The Cult, you can also hear the shards and splinters of grandstanding influences, the Chilli Peppers, Guns n Roses and the Foo Fighters.

Largely written by guitarist Terence Warville (ex-Stimulator) in Ibiza, he and a mate found themselves sans TV and Internet one day and began the process of recording on mobile phones and Dictaphones. Using various buzzwords (faith, hope, unity) to inspire a feeling of transcendence, Handful Of Dreams soon became reality. “It took over a year to record the album,” says Warville. “There was no rush – we were doing it because we enjoyed it and everything seemed very organic and not forced.” Having toured in support of Motorhead and Anthrax with his previous band Stimulator, Warville describes the Slam Cartel firm as “amazing” and the writing and recording of Handful Of Dreams as his finest accomplishment.

From the opening rock press favourite, Wishing Eye, through the glorious title track and the inspired roughing up of Talking Heads’ Once In A Lifetime, via the sophisticated balladry of Breathe to the schizoid Shine and penetrating Hold Me, all the way through the dark splendour ofFree Again and the thunderous, stadium riffing of Mismatched TiesGoldenstream and Powerstorm to the contemplative mood piece, Maybe Sometimes, and the surefire hit and vaguely Nirvana touched Sundown to the frankly outrageous orchestral sweep of Walk A Mile, Slam Cartel have carved out an hour’s worth of enervating rock music for a new generation. For all the solid, traditional rock posturing, Handful Of Dreams showcases a sense of commercial scope and drama worthy, in all the right places, of Manic Street Preachers or Robbie Williams. No wonder they’re exciting pundits stateside.

“Every now and then you get an album that absolutely blows you away – Handful Of Dreams is a killer debut album.” Paul Anthony, Rock Radio.

Slam Cartel release their 13-track debut album, Handful Of Dreams, on 26th July through all digital formats. A tour in support of the album is in the planning stages but you can catch them at Sonisphere on July 8th in support of heavyweight metal merchants, Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth.

Slam Cartel: See them, hear them, believe them.

SLAM CARTEL SINGLE RELEASE AND SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT

SLAM CARTEL SINGLE RELEASE AND SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT

 “Slam Cartel have produced a debut that does a great job of referencing rock history whilst being progressive at the same time. There should be more than a handful of dreams coming true on the back of this.”  – Powerplay

 Following their much praised debut album Handful of Dreams, Slam Cartel are about to release a new single from the record, guitar-driven opener ‘Wishing Eye’, on 13th March. Three days later, on Friday 16th, the band will mark the release with a prestigious slot at the sold out Hammerfest IV in Prestatyn, Wales.

Can you imagine what Joy Division would have sounded like if they were born and bred in Seattle? Here’s your answer, filled with hooks to conquer all radio waves and riffs to convince every rock fan.

It’s been said that, “It’s the sort of music you can strip to, They sound like Heaven, They feel like God’s burning a hole into your heart, They play like demons, and They sure smell like Rock ‘n’ Roll….”

Handful Of Dreams, is produced by George de Angelis (who, as Trevor Horn’s right hand man for many years, worked with Rod Stewart, Tina Turner and Pet Shop Boys) and was recorded at his Soniczoo Studios. Packed full of demon hooks, coruscating riffs, boss grooves, and rousing choruses, if the overall sound is somewhat reminiscent of legendary rock outfit, The Cult, you can also hear the shards and splinters of grandstanding influences, the Chilli Peppers, Guns n Roses and the Foo Fighters.

Slam Cartel are Giles Van Lane (vocals), Marc Neudeck (bass), Tommy Hendriksen (guitar), Steve Campkin (drums), Adam Lee (keyboards, guitars) and principal songwriter, Terence Warville (guitar)

Wishing Eye will be released on 13th March through all digital platforms.